Midem (1967-2021) – the end of an era

Midem in Cannes was the embodiment of a flourishing music business for decades. A tribute to one of the most glitzy and important international music trade fairs.

Midem, which is an abbreviation for: Marché international du disque et de l’édition musicale, was the most important global business platform for music labels and publishers which flourished until the late 1990s. The music industry has now lost one of its most traditional trade fairs. Since 1967, the trade fair had been held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes right on the Côte d’Azur, a prestigious location which is also the venue for the renowned Cannes Film Festival or NRJ Music Awards, but also a symbol of what ultimately brought about Midem’s downfall.

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